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Clear Speech Series

Clear Speech

 

This two-level series for beginning through high intermediate-level students offers an innovative and effective approach to teaching pronunciation. By concentrating on the most crucial features of English pronunciation – such as voicing, stress, intonation, and speech sounds that carry grammatical meaning – the books in this series help students gain confidence in their speaking skills and improve their ability to understand and communicate with others.

Clear Speech from the Start: Beginning to Low Intermediate

Clear Speech: Intermediate to High Intermediate

 

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Overview of Clear Speech Series

Clear Speech from The Start | Clear Speech

 

Clear Speech from the Start

Clear Speech from the Start helps beginning students make significant strides in their ability to understand and communicate with others. Like Clear Speech, it concentrates on teaching students the rhythm and intonation of English. It also focuses attention on individual speech sounds that function as important grammar cues. New spelling rules, specifically adapted for second language learners, help learners guess how printed words should be pronounced.

To avoid burdening students with lengthy verbal descriptions, Clear Speech from the Start presents pronunciation features through kinesthetic exercises and visual and auditory modeling, thus making them accessible to all learners.

The Teacher’s Resource Book provides reproductions of all Student’s Book pages, teaching tips, scripts for all recorded material, and answers to exercises. It also includes 15 unit quizzes on photocopiable pages and a free audio CD with listening material for the quizzes.


Clear Speech

Clear Speech is a highly successful and innovative pronunciation text for intermediate to high-intermediate students of English. It focuses on those features of English pronunciation that contribute the most to intelligibility – rhythm, stress, and intonation – as well as on individual speech sounds that carry important grammatical meaning, such as the plural “s” for English nouns and past tense “d” for verbs.

This new edition provides learners with visual representations of important pronunciation features,
such as voicing and syllable length. It also includes a greater emphasis on listening recognition, expanded coverage of vowel sounds, and a new appendix with additional exercises on consonant sounds and advanced-level exercises for higher-level classes. The student’s book contains an audio CD, so students can complete and practice many of the exercises on their own.

The Teacher’s Resource Book provides a summary and explanation of the topics introduced in each unit as well as detailed teaching suggestions, scripts for the recorded material, and answers to the exercises. It also includes 15 unit quizzes on photocopiable pages.

 

 

 

Testimonials

“…an indispensable and highly appreciated tool for any beginning-level class.”
– TESOL Journal, Spring 2002

"[Clear Speech] has been a perfect text for both students and instructor. We love the clear explanations, the many and varied activities, and the comprehensive coverage of intonation, stress, and rhythm."
– Carole Mawson, Stanford University

 

 

Clear Speech Series Pricing

 

Clear Speech from the Start

Title
ISBN
Media Type
Part #
Price
Purchase Online
Clear Speech From The Start Student's Book with Audio CD 9780521619059 Book + Audio CD #8198 $28.13
Clear Speech From The Start Teacher's Resource Book 9780521637350 Book #8199 $28.00
Clear Speech From The Start Audio Cassettes (3) 9780521637367 Cassette Tape #8200 $68.75
Clear Speech From The Start Audio CDs (3) 9780521799669 Audio CD #8201 $68.75

 

Clear Speech

Title
ISBN
Media Type
Part #
Price
Purchase Online
Clear Speech 3rd Edition Student's Book With Audio CD 9780521543545 Book + Audio CD #8186 $32.00
Clear Speech 3rd Edition Teacher's Resource Book 9780521543552 Book #8187 $25.00
Clear Speech 3rd Edition Audio Cassettes (3) 9780521543569 Cassette Tape #8188 $68.75
Clear Speech 3rd Edition Class Audio CDs (3) 9780521543576 Audio CD #8189 $68.75

 

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